The Carnivorous Crocodile
A carnivorous crocodile, Jonnie Wild, illus. Brita Granstrom, London: Otter-Barry, pb. 978 1 9109 5991 6, 2018, £6.99, 32pp.
Fiction, Picture book, 0-5 years
The themes of sharing and of bullying are familiar; indeed, they are at the heart of many traditional tales. Here Jonnie Wild and Britta Granstrom create an enjoyable addition to the list and one that delivers its message without heavy moralising. Instead, we are given a light-hearted story where words and pictures combine to raise a smile while the conclusion is completely satisfying – but the message is still there. Sharing is fun.
Review by FMH